Explanatory Style and Optimism

The ways in which we appraise situations and develop a stress response hinge very much upon what is known as our Explanatory Style. According to this article on TheVeryWellMind.com written by Elizabeth Scott, Explanatory Styles refer to how people explain the events in their lives. It is part of how we process events, the meaning and symbols we […]

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How to Identify My Values

In this week’s post, we feature advice from Frank Kuijsters, Director of Digne Consult APAC, on how young professionals can identify and accentuate the values they believe in. Armed with more than 30 years of experience in learning and development and coaching, Frank has supported thousands of successful individuals worldwide in achieving their professional and […]

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How to Achieve Win-Win Situations Through Negotiation

In the corporate world where relationship building and long-term partnerships are celebrated, negotiation settings should not be dominated by hardballing from any party. Hardballing, no matter how persuasive one’s pitch, can compromise an organization’s business prospects and make difficult future collaborations. As such, negotiators must be competent in reaching win-win outcomes. This would ensure a pleasant dealing […]

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Relax and Recharge Without Going On Vacation

This week, we invite you to have a go at the check list that Arthur has designed to help professionals work out their energy level! Indeed if you are on the verge of a burn out, recalibration and recharge are certainly in order. What are some ways of relaxing and recharging without having to go on a vacation? […]

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How to Create, Nurture and Grow your Personal Brand

With greater competition in the job market these days, the importance of a strong, unique personal brand that speaks about who we are, what we have to offer and resonates with potential employers should not be understated. Taking ownership of your personal brand is a good way to manage your image and chart the course […]

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First Business Trip to East Asia: What should you know?

Travelling to East Asia on a business trip for the first time? Here are 10 things we think would be useful for you to know: 1. Basic greetings Although you may converse with your business partners in English, knowing how to say “Hello” in the local language allows you to make a good first impression and break the ice. Here […]

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Reflection on my time @ Digne Consult

Looking back on my internship I learned more than just being able to function in the workplace. Of course Digne Consult taught me more about the content of a training designed to improve the well-being of employees. And that it is important to generate specific strategies for the individuals (and organization) in question. If you […]

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